A SPECT demonstrator-revival of a gamma camera

I. Valastyán, A. Kerek, J. Molnár, D. Novák, J. Végh, M. Emri, L. Trón

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Abstract

A gamma camera has been updated and converted to serve as a demonstrator for educational purposes. The gantry and the camera head were the only part of the system that remained untouched. The main reason for this modernization was to increase the transparency of the gamma camera by partitioning the different logical building blocks of the system and thus providing access for inspection and improvements throughout the chain. New data acquisition and reconstruction software has been installed. By taking these measures, the camera is now used in education and also serves as a platform for tests of new hardware and software solutions. The camera is also used to demonstrate 3D (SPECT) imaging by collecting 2D projections from a rotatable cylindrical phantom. Since the camera head is not attached mechanically to the phantom, the effect of misalignment between the head and the rotation axis of the phantom can be studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-277
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume563
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2006

Keywords

  • Gamma camera
  • Medical imaging
  • SPECT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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